PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for assisting in the direction of the wildlife management program.
Receives general direction from an Environmental Protection Division Director or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises professional and technical employees, qualified craft workers, maintainers, or other staff assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees, and reviews the work of staff; coordinates, plans, and oversees unit activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in the development of related policies and procedures; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in the preparation of unit budgets and reports; acts as liaison with individuals both within and outside of the unit who might impact on program activities; prepares short and long-range plans; determines priorities and plans, coordinates, and supervises unit activities; administers special programs; monitors and evaluates operations and projects; makes recommendations for improvements; assists in preparation of rules and regulations; plans and coordinates unit training programs; assists in coordination of activities among staff units, setting priorities and resolving conflicts; provides technical direction to unit staff; acts as a consultant to Federal agencies, municipalities, and private citizens; represents the Department at meetings; prepares reports and correspondence; may be involved in coordinating administrative review of proposed projects; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of habits and ecology of wildlife; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of wildlife management; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes, regulations, and governmental administrative procedures; considerable interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills; ability to initiate and direct programs; ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise wildlife management, research, and education activities; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of experience in wildlife management or research.
Wildlife management is defined as work requiring a knowledge of scientific fields such as wildlife, biology, zoology, wildlife population dynamics, wildlife ecology, plant ecology, vertebrate zoology, ornithology, mammalogy and animal and plant taxonomy.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.
1. Supervisory capacity is defined as scheduling, assigning, overseeing work and establishing performance standards for employees, and taking corrective measures to implement those standards.
2. For State employees, this is interpreted at or above the level of an Environmental Protection Supervising Wildlife Biologist.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in biology, wildlife management or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in biology, wildlife management or a related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. A Master's degree in any of the above areas in the relevant parenthetical title may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
1. The classification of Environmental Protection Program Specialist is assigned to Salary Group ES 32a.
2. Employees shall proceed through that Salary Group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group ES 33.
3. The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan EE.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Environmental Protection Specialist 2 (Fisheries) (Forestry) (Operations Management) (Recreation) (Wildlife Management) in Salary Group ES 32 approved December 27, 2013. (Revised to update specification for JobAps)
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PROGRAM SPECIALIST (WILDLIFE MANA